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  • Page 1 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series OWNER’S WORKBOOK BERNINA 1/04/02 ® 1100 Series/1 ASTERING...
  • Page 2 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® Table of Contents SECTION A Pages 3-17 Let’s Start With The Basics SECTION B Pages 18-37 4-Thread Techniques SECTION C Pages 38-59 3-Thread Techniques SECTION D Pages 60-74 Let’s Experiment BERNINA 1/04/02 ®...
  • Page 3 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series OWNER’S WORKBOOK Section A Let’s Start With The Basics BERNINA 1/04/02 ® 1100 Series/3 ASTERING...
  • Page 4 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® SECTION A Let’s Start With The Basics Machine Set-Up • Identifying the serger parts – Owner’s manual pg__ • Attaching the Foot Control and Power Cord – Owner's manual pg.____ • Assembling thread stand – Owner's manual pg.___ •...
  • Page 5 • Serger knives cut fabric as it is serged; as with scissors, repeated use can dull them. If knives begin to “chew” instead of cut, consider replacing the lower knife. • If you serge over pins, replce both knives. ® • An authorized BERNINA technician will need to replace the upper knife. BERNINA 1/04/02 ®...
  • Page 6 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® TENSION THEORY Balanced 4-Thread Stitch Fabric: Firm fabric, 6” x 6” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 4 cones of serger thread (yellow, red, green, blue) Presser Foot: Standard Owner’s manual pg.___ • Thread the serger for a 4 thread overlock stitch using thread colors to match the color-coded threading path on the serger.
  • Page 7: Adjusting Tensions

    ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® ADJUSTING TENSIONS Fabric: 6 pieces of firm fabric, 6” x 6” each 1 piece of lightweight cotton, 3” x 4” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 4 cones of serger thread (yellow, red, green, blue)
  • Page 8 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® Upper Looper - Increased Tension • Adjust the upper looper thread tension dial to 7 to increase the tension on the looper thread. • Serge the third piece of folded fabric, cutting off the fold.
  • Page 9 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® Right Needle • Adjust the right needle thread tension dial to decrease the tension on the needle thread. • Serge the fifth piece of folded fabric, cutting off the fold. • Examine the sample. The needle thread forms large loops on the back of the fabric.
  • Page 10: Stitch Length Adjustment

    ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® STITCH LENGTH ADJUSTMENT Fabric: Firm fabric, 6” x 6” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 4 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Standard • Owner’s manual pg.___ • Fold fabric in half to 3” x 6”.
  • Page 11 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® CUTTING WIDTH ADJUSTMENT Fabric: Firm fabric, 6” x 6” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 4 cones of serger thread (yellow, red, green, blue) Presser Foot: Standard • Owner’s manual pg.___ • Fold the fabric in half to be 3” x 6”.
  • Page 12 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® DIFFERENTIAL FEED Fabrics That Stretch Fabric: 3 pieces of ribbing, 5” (width) x 2” each (length) Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 4 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Standard • Owner’s manual pg.___ • Thread the serger for a 4-thread overlock stitch.
  • Page 13 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® DIFFERENTIAL FEED Fabrics That Pucker Fabric: Batiste, 3” x 6” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 4 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Standard • Owner’s manual pg.___ • Thread the serger for a four thread overlock stitch.
  • Page 14 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® Increased needle tensions SL 4mm SL 4mm Diff. Feed 2 Diff. Feed 2 Diff. Feed 2 DIFFERENTIAL FEED Gathering and Easing Fabric: Medium weight cotton, 3” x 12” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 4 cones of serger thread...
  • Page 15: Securing Serged Seams

    ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® SECURING SERGED SEAMS Fabric: Medium weight cotton, 4” x 6” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 4 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Standard • Owner’s manual pg.___ • Thread the serger for a 4-thread overlock stitch.
  • Page 16 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® SERGING A TUBULAR PROJECT Fabric: Firm cotton, 3” x 12” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 4 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Standard • Owner’s manual pg.___ • Thread the serger for a 4-thread overlock stitch.
  • Page 17 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® WISH LIST Let’s Start With The Basics Feet-ures, Unit M Serger Technique Reference Book Carrying Case Serger Cone Thread color________ color________ color________ color________ Needles size____ and type___ size____ and type____ size____ and type____...
  • Page 18 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series OWNER’S WORKBOOK Section B 4-Thread Techniques BERNINA 1/04/02 ® 1100 Series/18 ASTERING...
  • Page 19 - Adjust Presser Foot Pressure to “H” – Owner's manual pg.____ - Adjust Stitch Length to 4mm. • Gathering Attachment – Owner's leaflet for the Gathering Attachment - Optional with 1100 series - What affects gathering? - Type and weight of fabric - Differential Feed –...
  • Page 20 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® 4 THREAD OVERLOCK SEAM Fabric: Medium weight, 5” x 6” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 4 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Standard • Owner’s manual pg.___ • Thread the serger for a 4-thread overlock stitch.
  • Page 21 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® SEAMING KNIT FABRICS Presser Foot Pressure Fabric: 2 pieces cotton single knit jersey, 3” x 6” (stretch across the 3” side) Needle: 11/75 Stretch or Ballpoint Thread: 2 cones of serger thread (needles)
  • Page 22 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® SEAMING KNIT FABRICS Differential Feed Fabric: 2 pieces cotton single knit jersey, 3” x 6” (stretch across the 3” side) Needle: 11/75 Stretch or Ballpoint Thread: 2 cones of serger thread (needles) 2 cones of Woolly Nylon (loopers)
  • Page 23 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® SEAMING KNIT FABRICS Presser Foot Tape Guide Fabric: 2 pieces cotton single knit jersey, 2” x 6” (stretch across the 2” side) 8” of ¼” twill tape or ribbon Needle: 11/75 Stretch or Ballpoint...
  • Page 24 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® ATTACHING RIBBING Fabric: Sweatshirt fleece, 4” x 6” Ribbing, 6” (width) x 2½” (length) Needle: 11/75 Stretch or Ballpoint Thread: 2 cones of serger thread (needles) 2 cones of Woolly Nylon (loopers) Presser Foot: Standard •...
  • Page 25: Serger Piecing

    ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® SERGER PIECING Fabric: 3 strips of medium weight cotton fabric cut 1¾” x 4” 3 strips of contrasting medium weight cotton cut 1¾” x 4” Needle: 80/12 Universal, Sharp, or Microtex Thread: 4 cones of serger thread...
  • Page 26 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® SERGER PIECING BERNINA 1/04/02 ® 1100 Series/26 ASTERING...
  • Page 27 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® REVERSIBLE QUILTING Fabric: Cut the following from cotton fabrics, muslin, and batting: 3 pieces 2” x 4”; cut 1 piece 2” x 5 ½” Needle: 80/12 Universal, Sharp, or Microtex Thread: 4 cones of serger thread...
  • Page 28 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® REVERSIBLE QUILTING BERNINA 1/04/02 ® 1100 Series/28 ASTERING...
  • Page 29 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® ELASTICATOR FOOT Fabric: Medium weight cotton, 3” x 12” 12” of ½” nylon or cotton braid elastic Needle: 11/75 Stretch or Ballpoint Thread: 2 cones of serger thread (needles) 2 cones of Woolly Nylon (loopers)
  • Page 30 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® ELASTICATOR FOOT BERNINA 1/04/02 ® 1100 Series/30 ASTERING...
  • Page 31 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® THE GATHERING ATTACHMENT Gathering Fabric Fabric: Medium weight cotton, 3” x 15” Needle: 80/12 Universal, Sharp, or Microtex Thread: 4 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Standard Attachments: Gathering Attachment (optional accessory) • Owner’s manual pg.___ •...
  • Page 32 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® THE GATHERING ATTACHMENT BERNINA 1/04/02 ® 1100 Series/32 ASTERING...
  • Page 33 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® THE GATHERING ATTACHMENT Gathering Fabric to Fabric Fabric: Medium weight cotton, 3” x 14” Medium weight cotton, 3” x 8” Needle: 80/12 Universal, Sharp, or Microtex Thread: 4 cones of serger thread Presser Foot:...
  • Page 34 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® THE GATHERING ATTACHMENT BERNINA 1/04/02 ® 1100 Series/34 ASTERING...
  • Page 35 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® THE GATHERING ATTACHMENT With the Elasticator Foot Fabric: Medium weight cotton, 3” x 18” 12” of ½” nylon or cotton braid elastic Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 4 cones of serger thread Presser Foot:...
  • Page 36 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® THE GATHERING ATTACHMENT BERNINA 1/04/02 ® 1100 Series/36 ASTERING...
  • Page 37 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® WISH LIST 4-Thread Techniques Feet-ures, Unit M Serger Technique Reference Book Woolly Nylon thread color________ color________ Needles Ballpoint size____ size____ Stretch size____ size____ Microtex size____ size____ Sharp size____ size____ Universal size____ size____ Elasticator Foot...
  • Page 38 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series OWNER’S WORKBOOK Section C 3-Thread Techniques BERNINA 1/04/02 ® 1100 Series/38 ASTERING...
  • Page 39 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® SECTION C 3-Thread Techniques Wide Overlock Stitch - Owner's manual pg._____ • Left Needle only • Used for: Seaming stretchy knit fabrics, finishing woven edges, and serging outside corners. Narrow Overlock Stitch - Owner's manual pg._____ •...
  • Page 40 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® THREE THREAD OVERLOCK (5mm-7mm - Left Needle) Seam Fabric: Medium weight fabric, 5” x 6” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 3 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Standard • Using the small screwdriver and brush/needle insertion tool, remove the right needle.
  • Page 41: Three Thread Overlock

    • Serge one 5” raw edge on each piece of fabric. Optional: For added support, wrap the fabric edge with strips of bias cut tricot or water soluble stabilizer before serging. • Using your BERNINA ® sewing machine and a standard ”...
  • Page 42: Outside Corners

    ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® OUTSIDE CORNERS Fabric: 2 pieces of firm fabric, 4” x 5” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 3 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Standard • Owner’s manual pg.___ • Set the serger for a wide 3-thread overlock stitch (left needle).
  • Page 43 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® OUTSIDE CORNERS PTION PTION BERNINA 1/04/02 ® 1100 Series/43 ASTERING...
  • Page 44 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® THREE THREAD OVERLOCK (3mm-5mm - Right Needle) Seam Fabric: Lightweight fabric, 5” x 6” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 3 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Standard • Using the small screwdriver and brush/needle insertion tool, remove the left needle.
  • Page 45 • Serge one 5” raw edge on each piece of fabric. Optional: For added support, wrap the fabric edge with strips of bias cut tricot or water soluble stabilizer before serging. • Using your BERNINA ® sewing machine and a standard ”...
  • Page 46: Inside Corners

    ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® INSIDE CORNERS Fabric: 2 pieces of firm fabric, 3” x 4” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 3 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Standard • Owner’s manual pg.___ • Set the serger for a wide 3-thread overlock stitch. (right needle).
  • Page 47 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® INSIDE CORNERS PTION PTION BERNINA 1/04/02 ® 1100 Series/47 ASTERING...
  • Page 48 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® THREE THREAD NARROW SEAM Fabric: Batiste, 5” x 6” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 3 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Standard • Owner’s manual pg.___ • Following the diagrams in the Owner’s manual, thread the serger for a narrow 3-thread overlock stitch (right needle).
  • Page 49: Turning Tubes

    ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® TURNING TUBES Fabric: Tricot, 2” x 6” Needle: 75 Stretch Ballpoint Thread: 3 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Standard • Owner’s manual pg.___ • Set the serger for a narrow 3-thread overlock stitch (right needle).
  • Page 50 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® BLINDSTITCH FOOT Blind Hem Fabric: Cotton Jersey, 5” x 6” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 3 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Blindstitch Foot (optional accessory for the 1100D) • Owner’s manual pg.___ • Set the serger for a narrow 3-thread overlock stitch (right needle).
  • Page 51 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® BLINDSTITCH FOOT Hand-picked or Drapery Blind Hem Fabric: Medium weight fabric, 5” x 6” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 3 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Blindstitch Foot (optional accessory for the 1100D) • Owner’s manual pg.___ •...
  • Page 52 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® BLINDSTITCH FOOT Decorative Tucks Fabric: Batiste, 3” x 6” Needle: 70/10 Sharp or Microtex Thread: 3 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Blindstitch Foot (optional accessory for the 1100D) • Owner’s manual pg.___ •...
  • Page 53 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® BLINDSTITCH FOOT Joining Lace to Lace Fabric: 2 pieces of flat edging lace, 6” each Needle: 70/10 Sharp or Microtex Thread: 3 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Blindstitch Foot (optional accessory for the 1100D) •...
  • Page 54 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® THREE THREAD ROLLED HEM Fabric: Medium weight fabric, 3” x 6” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 2 cones of serger thread 1 cone of Woolly Nylon Presser Foot: Standard • Owner’s manual pg.___ • Set the serger for a narrow 3-thread overlock stitch (right needle) with Woolly Nylon in the upper looper.
  • Page 55 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® CORDING FOOT Bias Ruffle Fabric: Medium weight fabric, 3” x 8”, cut on bias Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 2 cones of serger thread 1 cone of Woolly Nylon Nylon fishing line, 15-20 lb. test...
  • Page 56 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® CORDING FOOT Wire-Edged Fabric Fabric: Medium weight fabric, 3” x 18” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 2 cones of serger thread 1 cone of Woolly Nylon 28 gauge floral wire Presser Foot: Cording Foot (optional accessory) •...
  • Page 57 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® CORDING FOOT Wire-edged Fabric BERNINA 1/04/02 ® 1100 Series/57 ASTERING...
  • Page 58 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® THREE THREAD FLATLOCK Fabric: Sweatshirt fleece, 4” x 6” Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 2 cones of serger thread  1 cone of Jeans Stitch by YLI Presser Foot: Standard • Owner’s manual pg.___ ...
  • Page 59 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® WISH LIST 3-Thread Techniques Serger Technique Reference Book Feet-ures, Unit M Woolly Nylon Thread color________ color________ color________ color________ Isacord Thread color________ color________ color________ color________ ® Jeans Stitch Thread color________ color________ color________ color________ Needles...
  • Page 60 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series OWNER’S WORKBOOK Section D Let’s Experiment BERNINA 1/04/02 ® 1100 Series/60 ASTERING...
  • Page 61 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® SECTION D Let’s Experiment Installing the Upper Looper Converter Owner’s manual pg__ • Turn the handwheel to bring the upper looper to its lowest position before attaching the 2-thread Adapter • Used for specialty stitches: 3-Thread Super Stretch Stitch, 2-Thread Wrapped Stitch, 2-Thread Flatlock,...
  • Page 62 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® THREE THREAD SUPER STRETCH STITCH Fabric: Cotton or nylon Lycra, 5” x 6” Needle: 80/12 Stretch or 11/75 Ballpoint Thread: 2 cones of serger thread 1 cone of Woolly Nylon Presser Foot: Standard •...
  • Page 63 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® ATTACHING ELASTIC WITH THE SUPER STRETCH STITCH Fabric: Cotton or nylon Lycra, 3” x 6” 12” of nylon or cotton elastic braid elastic Needle: 80/12 Stretch or 11/75 Ballpoint Thread: 2 cones of serger thread...
  • Page 64 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® TWO THREAD FLATLOCK STITCH Fabric: Medium weight cotton, 4” x 6” Needle: 80/12 Stretch Thread: 1 cone of serger thread ® 1 cone of Jeans Stitch Presser Foot: Standard • Owner’s manual pg.___ •...
  • Page 65 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® SERGING WITH HEAVY DECORATIVE THREADS Fabric: 3 pieces medium weight cotton, 4” x 6” each Needle: 90/14 Stretch Thread: 1 cone of serger thread 1 cone of each of the following: Pearl Crown Rayon, Candlelight,...
  • Page 66 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® Pearl Crown Rayon Candlelight Designer 6 BERNINA 1/04/02 ® 1100 Series/66 ASTERING...
  • Page 67 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® TWO THREAD ROLLED HEM Fabric: Batiste, 3” x 6” Needle: 70/10 Sharp or Microtex Thread: 2 cones of lightweight serger thread Presser Foot: Standard • Owner’s manual pg.___ • Attach the 2-thread adapter to the upper looper.
  • Page 68 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® WRAPPED EDGE Fabric: Heavy wool or polar fleece, 5” x 6” Needle: 80/12 Stretch Thread: 1 cone of serger thread ® 1 cone of Jeans Stitch Presser Foot: Standard • Owner’s manual pg.___ •...
  • Page 69 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® MULTI-PURPOSE FOOT Corded Piping Fabric: Medium weight cotton bias strip, 2” x 8” 12” of ” cotton cording Needle: 80/12 Stretch Thread: 4 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Multi-Purpose Foot with Guide (optional accessory) •...
  • Page 70 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® MULTI-PURPOSE FOOT Creating and Attaching Corded Piping Fabric: Medium weight cotton bias strip, 2” x 8” Medium weight cotton, 3” x 8” 12” of ” cotton cording Needle: 80/12 Stretch Thread: 4 cones of serger thread...
  • Page 71 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® MULTI-PURPOSE FOOT With The Gathering Attachment Fabric: Medium weight cotton bias strip, 2” x 8” Medium weight cotton, 3” x 8” 12” of ” cotton cording Needle: 80/12 Stretch Thread: 4 cones of serger thread...
  • Page 72 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® MULTIPURPOSE FOOT With The Gathering Attachment BERNINA 1/04/02 ® 1100 Series/72 ASTERING...
  • Page 73 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® MULTI-PURPOSE FOOT Attaching Pre-Strung Beads Fabric: Medium weight, 4” x 6” 10” of plastic, pre-strung beads (4mm) Needle: 80/12 Universal Thread: 3 cones of serger thread Presser Foot: Multi-Purpose Foot (optional accessory) • Owner’s manual pg.___ •...
  • Page 74 ASTERING BERNINA ® 1100 Series BERNINA ® WISH LIST Let’s Experiment Feet-ures, Unit M Serger Technique Reference Book Elasticator Foot (included with the 11000DA) Multi-Purpose Foot with Guide Right Seam Guide Gathering Attachment Woolly Nylon thread color________ color________ color________ ®...

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